Monday, March 3, 2014

Ta-da

I've finished the doily. It may be traditional or even old fashioned, but it is pretty. I enjoyed tatting it. It's quite soothing to tat with a ball and one shuttle and a straight forward pattern.

Some stats: The pattern comes from a Coats booklet dated 1971. The thread is DMC Cebelia Ecru, size 20. The diameter is 50 cm or 19 1/2 inches. It took me two weeks. I worked out that the outer row took about 24 hours of tatting. Anything else I should add? There are  mistakes. There's even a mistake on the very first round! I only noticed it when I was on round 4 or so, much too late to correct it.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that's beautiful and it only took you a fortnight to tat! Amazing.

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  2. Beautiful! - and NOW you may begin the Spring Napkin......... :)

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    1. :-) I'm afraid another idea has intervened, so I'm still not going to do the Spring Napkin. But as you said, it'll still be there.

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  3. Beautiful, it's a lovely pattern, I never got as far as the third row of rings, it took me longer but I was a beginner when I tried it, perhaps I should get the pattern out and try it again.
    Well done two weeks wow that quick.
    Margaret

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    1. It's quite a big doily full size - I think stopping after the row 6 makes quite a reasonable doily.

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    2. It is beautiful - no no don't say mistakes - they are "Artists signatures" which prove it's hand made ;) :D

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  4. Oh, it's so lovely! Well done you!

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  5. Such a beautiful work! I love it in white, it is so elegant!

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  6. Gorgeous! I could never finish in two weeks..I guess I am a slow tatter :) This may be traditional but, wow it is stunning!!

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  7. Awesome, well done. Just comparing the size of it to Renulik's one so far and it looks like that might turn out to be about the same. I really admire your perserverence. With regard to the mistakes, hec we all make them and so agree with Stitchety Grub

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  8. Looks gorgeous!! We see the finished product, not the little mistakes that only you know about. Great job.

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  9. Beautiful! Two weeks for such a large project - that's quite impressive. (And they're not 'mistatakes' - they are unique design variations that prove the article is handmade.) Just gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous! I think I may have that book. I'll have to go look. I need another tatting challenge!

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  11. What mistakes? It is lovely. Well done.
    Fox : )

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